Five decomposed bodies detected in Uttarakhand glacier

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Dehradun, Sep 20 (UNI) As many as five decomposed bodies, including that of a foreign women were discovered by a Trekking team in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand.

Chamoli SP Pushkar Singh Sailal told UNI yesterday that the skeletons were discovered at Harshil -Mana trekking route between Kalindikhal and Arwataal by a trekking team from Lucknow, who informed the Army patrolling team.Later the Army informed to the district authority.

The altitude of the area where bodies were sighted was estimated to be between 12,000 to 17,000 ft high. The bodies had been reduced to a skeletal form and were possibly one and a half years old the SP said.

According to police looking at the long golden hair on one of the bodies led to the possibility it was of a a foreign women,but the facts could be established only after bodies were recovered.

He apprised that a team, comprising Indo Tibetan Border Police and Revenue Police,was being formed to recover the bodies,and could set out left this evening.The area is difficult to reach, so the team has to camp in various places from Badrinath onwards to reach the actual spot, he added.

Meanwhile Tourism Minister Prakash Pant,confirming the discovery of bodies, said all reports were based on speculations so far and facts would only be established after recovering the corpses.

UNI

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